Dieter Maurer wrote:
yuppie wrote at 2007-1-23 18:55 +0100:
...
Yes, I object. This is a hack that resolves the issue just for some special use cases. We need a solution that works with python packages anywhere in the python path.


And "packageresources"
(http://www.handshake.de/~dieter/pyprojects/packageresources.tgz";
can show a way to do it. An alternative could be the upcoming egg's
support for egg local resources.

With "packageresources" a python package/module is identified by
an url of the form "pypackage:<module_path>", e.g.
"pypackage:Products.CMFCore" or "pypackage:Shared.DC.ZRDB.DA".
A resource (e.g. a file or directory) local to a package
is identified by an url

   "pypackage:<package_path>/<package_relative_file_path>",

e.g. "pypackage:Products.CMFCore/skins"


As you can see: this allows to specifiy location independent
skin directories.

yeah... I could see something similar being done with setuptools entrypoints and then accessed later by using pkg_resources. Initially we could just assume cmfish eggs are unzippable.


-w

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